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dimple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dimple produce dimples while smiling "The child dimpled up to the adults"
    • v dimple mark with, or as if with, dimples "drops dimpled the smooth stream"
    • n dimple a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin "His dimple appeared whenever he smiled"
    • n dimple any slight depression in a surface "there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball"
    • n dimple a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason why golf balls have dimples on them is because it helps in the ball to move a farther distance by reducing drag
    • Dimple A slight indentation on any surface. "The garden pool's dark surface . . . Breaks into dimples small and bright."
    • Dimple A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin. "The dimple of her chin."
    • v. i Dimple To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities. "And smiling eddies dimpled on the main."
    • v. t Dimple To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball
    • n dimple A natural or transient dent or small hollow in some soft part of the surface of the human body, most common in youth, produced especially in the cheek by the act of smiling, and hence regarded in that situation as a sign of joyousness or good humor.
    • n dimple A slight depression or indentation on any surface, as on water when slightly agitated.
    • dimple To form dimples; sink into depressions or little inequalities.
    • dimple To mark with dimples; produce dimples in: as, a smile dimpled her cheeks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Not all Golf Balls have 360 dimples. There are some as high as 420. Thereare also all different kinds of dimple patterns.
    • n Dimple dim′pl a small hollow: a small natural depression on the face
    • v.i Dimple to form dimples
    • v.t Dimple to mark with dimples
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Quotations

  • Gaelic Proverb
    Gaelic Proverb
    “A dimple on the chin, the devil within.”
  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.”
  • Stephen B. Leacock
    Stephen%20B.%20Leacock
    “Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. a nasalized dim. of dip,. See Dip, and cf. Dimble

Usage

In literature:

It was a dear little room, and Dimple, with the help of Bubbles, took care of it all herself.
"A Sweet Little Maid" by Amy E. Blanchard
Her nose and the rest of her's French, especially her dimples.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
One Sunday morning Dotty Dimple stood before the glass, putting on her hat for church.
"Dotty Dimple's Flyaway" by Sophie May
I suspected what was going on, but she didn't; having dimples makes people so soft and good-natured.
"My Friend the Chauffeur" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Mary smiled too, like a child, showing her dimples.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
She had a laugh always lying ready in a convenient dimple.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
I do want my dear Dolly Dimple.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
DOTTY DIMPLE at her Grandmother's.
"The Angel Children" by Charlotte M. Higgins
The dimpled mouths opened in astonishment.
"Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land and other Stories" by Ellis Towne, Sophie May and Ella Farman
It should be mentioned that he had a dimple in his cheek which flashed unexpectedly when he smiled.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
He's about five foot three, both ways, one of these rolypoly boys, with dimples all over him, pink and white cheeks, and baby-blue eyes.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Once out of the village, it did not take long for Miss Dimple to slip off her boots and tuck them in her pocket.
"Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's" by Sophie May
And she had a dimple!
"The Girl Scouts at Home" by Katherine Keene Galt
Christopher looked down at Alice, who smiled up at him and showed her dimples.
"Peggy in Her Blue Frock" by Eliza Orne White
But Miss Dimple's friends were all sorry, half an hour afterwards, that she had not staid in bed.
"Prudy Keeping House" by Sophie May
Claire without her dimples would have been another and far less fascinating personality.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Never saw you look melancholy before, and never want to again... `Shocking disappearance of dimples!
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
In vain did she protest with the most radiant and dimpling of smiles.
"Etheldreda the Ready" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The scarlet lips twisted whimsically, and a dimple dipped in the white cheek.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
But any man could have forgiven mistakes from such dimpled lips in such a sweet voice.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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In poetry:

Just where the pale primroses peep
Above the dimpling stream,
I see as in some magic sleep
A form to suit my dream.
"The Pool" by Alexander Anderson
May not liking be so simple-sweet,
If love grew there
'Twould undo there
All that breaks the cheek to dimples sweet?
"A Pretty Woman" by Robert Browning
Slumber sweet, noddlekins,
Nurse is full of prickly pins,
Mamma's full of kisses sweet
For dimpled hands and rosy feet.
"Lullaby" by Ella Fraser Weller
Gleaming in a whirl of eddies
Round her lucid throat and neck;
Eddying in a gleam of dimples
Up against her bloomy cheek;
"Daphne" by George Meredith
"So let thy heart a fountain be,
To rise in sparkling joy, and fall
In dimpled melody—and all
For love of home, and me."
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
You hear the waves that dimple and slide,
Slide and shimmer and shine,
Under her fairy-slippered feet—
My golden celandine.
"My Garden" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

Dimples Right and Left .
Margaret Mattic was the only one of the five Mattic girls of Detroit to have dimples.
Right and left, the dimples set off the shy smile and the lilting, gentle voice that everyone remarked on.
Right and left, the dimples set off the shy smile and the lilting, gentle voice that everyone remarked on.
His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry.
Girl, you probably didn't know you had dimples on your back.
Nick Morin's smile radiates, his dimples stand out, and he talks with a new swagger -- one he never had before.
Dimpled construction keeps wet soil 1/4 in.
But they also know the beer you're drinking, the way you sip it, even the dimple on your face.
The dimpled surface, rough edges, and leather handles lend nice tactile qualities.
Simple Dimple is the name of the game here.
Dimple jacketed capacities 250 gallon to 700,000 gallon custom aluminum catwalks, screw conveyors and grape receiving hoppers.
Fairytale marriage of Rajesh Khanna, Dimple Kapadia.
Any way to make the dimples on my thighs less obvious.
What could be more delicious than the chubby rolls and dimples on a baby's body.
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In science:

Figure 4: Bead-pull measurement: an error of about 40 º between the 1st and last cell is measured in this reflection diagram, corresponding to a phase slip of ±10 º between electron and wave over 32 cells. The loss in accelerating efficiency is less than 1 %. The cells are not equipped with dimple tuners.
Design of a 3 GHz Accelerator Structure for the CLIC Test Facility (CTF 3) Drive Beam
Figure 6: Cutaway view of 4 SICA cells. The outer diameter is 174 mm. The round holes are cooling water tubes; dimple tuning is provided (not shown).
Design of a 3 GHz Accelerator Structure for the CLIC Test Facility (CTF 3) Drive Beam
Pronounced dimples are clearly visible in the lower portion of the blast wave showing where stars have been overtaken.
Short Gamma Ray Bursts and their Afterglow Signatures in Dense Stellar Systems
Pronounced dimples are clearly visible in the lower portion of the blast wave showing where stars have been overtaken.
Short Gamma Ray Bursts and their Afterglow Signatures in Dense Stellar Systems
The scintillator tiles have a “dimple” drilled into the side face at the SiPM coupling position to achieve a uniform response over the full active area .
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
For example, the collision illustrated in the right panel of Figure 2 can be seen to create a large “dimple” in the would-be two-sphere corresponding to our bubble wall (at some fixed time after the collision).
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
If a significant number of bubble collisions come from bubbles that nucleate within this first bubble (i.e. within the lightly-shaded region in Figure 2), then their distribution across the observer’s sky will not be isotropic, due to the dimple deformation.
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
As we have remarked, at any given time the bubble wall of our bubble is a two-sphere, and the domain walls of previous bubble collisions can be seen as “dimples” on this two-sphere.
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
The angular size of the dimple coming from a single bubble collision is given by (2.58).
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
The dimples in the membranes at each end of the stalk axis are notable.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Fig. 4. – Illustration of the “dimple trick”.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
The total optical potential can then be regarded as a combination of a large-volume “reservoir” trap in combination with a narrow “dimple” potential.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
The dimple is efficiently filled through elastic collisions resulting in a large increase in local density, phase-space density, and elastic collisions rate; this “dimple trick” is illustrated in Fig. 4.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
For flat or dimpled (δ < 0) planes, ∆Φ = Φop − Φip is positive indicating a larger site energy in the outer layer.
Material and doping dependence of the nodal and anti-nodal dispersion renormalizations in single- and multi-layer cuprates
For a dimpled plane the electric field at the IP and OP roughly follow a linear dependence on the buckling distance with the IP having only a slightly weaker field strength.
Material and doping dependence of the nodal and anti-nodal dispersion renormalizations in single- and multi-layer cuprates
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